I have wanted to buy some bath salts for some time now. I used to get home from work with sore feet from standing up for several hours. It's not so bad now, but it's still nice to get home and pop your feet in a bath. I found a few scented bath salts, but they were so darn pricey I decided to make my own using Epsom Salts. On the packet of mine it reads that "epsom salts are known to relieve strain and tension by replenishing the body's magnesium levels which are depleted by stress. This leaves you feeling calm and relaxed". There you go! I bought these from a natural health emporium, but I'm sure it's available in supermarkets.
Basically, all I do is add a few tablespoons of epsom salts to a teaspoon of tea or a few drops of essential oil. It's nice to use something that's scented. Then sit back with a good book! Afterwards, I massage a moisturiser onto my feet & pop on some cotton socks. Oh so relaxing!
For a funky gift idea, or simply for yourself...
Why not get a pretty vintage jar (or one you've sterilised) and mix 1 cup or more of epsom salts with rose buds and essential oils. Beautiful.
Do you use epsom salts or other bath salts as a way to relax?